iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term

VXX-T

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WATCH
September 30, 2013

Holds VIX futures. You have to understand the premium in the front month futures and the spot VIX. Very difficult tools to use. Typically when the market breaks an important level, it leads to some technical selling and usually you get a spike in the VIX. Don’t play it for more than a couple of days at a time.

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Holds VIX futures. You have to understand the premium in the front month futures and the spot VIX. Very difficult tools to use. Typically when the market breaks an important level, it leads to some technical selling and usually you get a spike in the VIX. Don’t play it for more than a couple of days at a time.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 23, 2012
He can't stress enough to avoid a product like this. Very dangerous product. Volatility spikes and then goes down very quickly.
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He can't stress enough to avoid a product like this. Very dangerous product. Volatility spikes and then goes down very quickly.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 10, 2012
The problem with trying to trade this one is that it is structured poorly for the kind of market we are in. Near term volatility is low and long term volatility expectations are higher. They Buy a contract and as it come closer to maturity, it’s going down in value and when it matures they Buy the long term contract so you are not getting the same performance as you would in the VXX index.
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The problem with trying to trade this one is that it is structured poorly for the kind of market we are in. Near term volatility is low and long term volatility expectations are higher. They Buy a contract and as it come closer to maturity, it’s going down in value and when it matures they Buy the long term contract so you are not getting the same performance as you would in the VXX index.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 22, 2012
Tracks short term futures. Has come way down over the last few years to where it is showing stability. That just reflects complacency that has come into the market. That implies that investors are looking for markets to be steady to higher going forward. This is most useful when the market is high and starts to come down.
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Tracks short term futures. Has come way down over the last few years to where it is showing stability. That just reflects complacency that has come into the market. That implies that investors are looking for markets to be steady to higher going forward. This is most useful when the market is high and starts to come down.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 22, 2012
Although you may think this is going to be a great hedge against volatility, unfortunately like so many commodity ETF’s, uses futures contracts. Futures’ contracts suffer from Contango and you end up selling cheap but buying dear. You can almost guarantee that 10 months out of 12 will lose money.
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Although you may think this is going to be a great hedge against volatility, unfortunately like so many commodity ETF’s, uses futures contracts. Futures’ contracts suffer from Contango and you end up selling cheap but buying dear. You can almost guarantee that 10 months out of 12 will lose money.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 3, 2012
There is a possibility of last summer repeating this summer. Up 200%. Volatility is at a low. Great hedge to the entire performance. Very short trade. Put 5% in this only. Very short play. Cost of owning it is very, very high
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There is a possibility of last summer repeating this summer. Up 200%. Volatility is at a low. Great hedge to the entire performance. Very short trade. Put 5% in this only. Very short play. Cost of owning it is very, very high
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 2, 2011
(Tracks the Volatility Index VIX). Volatility seasonally increases significantly from the end of May through until the beginning of October. Still has time to go on this one and it looks like it will continue to the middle/end of October.. He prefers going to cash.
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(Tracks the Volatility Index VIX). Volatility seasonally increases significantly from the end of May through until the beginning of October. Still has time to go on this one and it looks like it will continue to the middle/end of October.. He prefers going to cash.
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